This week the web hosting industry represents at SXSW, the i2Coalition goes to Washington, InMotion teaches your mom about web hosting and we find out that no one really knows what web hosting is.
The South by Southwest (#SXSW) Interactive conference has been gaining popularity in the hosting industry over the past two years. This year, top-shelf companies like Rackspace, MediaTemple and SoftLayer are taking part in the exhibition. If you’re attending SXSW, why not stop by our Facebook page and post a photo or your thoughts on the exhibition? Read the full article.
Recently, the i2Coalition and representative members from the hosting industry gathered in Washington to educate law makers on how the Internet works. We applaud the efforts of the i2Coalition to educate the public and ensure that the companies and people that run the Internet have a seat at the decision making table. i2Coalition co-founder, Christian Dawson, posted a statement underscoring the importance of representation from the hosting industry in Washington, following the event. Read Christian Dawson’s statement.
Let’s Explain Web Hosting – Behind the Scenes (video)
InMotion Hosting released a visual explanation of web hosting last year that stuck with me. I love two things about this. First, even my mom would understand this video. Second, InMotion hiked up their skirt and showed us how they produced it. Double win. Find out how they made the video.
UK Public Unaware of What Web Hosting Is
Heart Internet, via theWHIR
A study released earlier this year by UK web host, Heart Internet, reveals that the UK public is under-educated about web hosting. Honestly, I’m surprised that more than 20% of those asked knew what ‘web hosting’ is and I’m pretty certain that the stats would be similar in the US. The fact is, for a service that more than 1 Billion people benefit from, web hosting is largely behind the scenes. Read about the study.